Jan. 31, 2005
THIS WEEK: The Washington State University women's swim team will travel to Moscow, Idaho to compete against the Idaho Vandals, Feb. 5 starting at 11 a.m...this is the 13th meeting between the schools...WSU holds the all-time series lead over Idaho with a 7-5 edge...the schools had not met since 1985 prior to this season...this is the first year of Idaho swimming after a 19-year hiatus...WSU defeated Idaho in Corvallis, Ore., 212-162...WSU is 3-3 this season with wins over Arkansas, Idaho and San Jose State...Idaho is 1-4 this season with a win over Seattle University.
COACH QUAM: Erica Quam is in her third season as the WSU head women's swimming coach.
LAST TIME OUT: The Cougars are coming off a meet split in Corvallis, Ore...WSU defeated Idaho 212-162...WSU lost to Oregon State 199-124...Monika Povilonyte led the Cougars with individual victories in the 100 and 200 breaststroke...sophomore Erin McCleave won the 200 backstroke...Kayli Changstrom placed on the Cougar all-time Top Ten list in the 500 and 1650 freestyle...the Cougars won the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:36.51.
LAST SEASON: Five swimmers placed on the Cougar all-time top 10 list at the Pacific-10 Championships...top finishers included Lindsay Backhouse in the 100 and 200 backstroke, Jane Copland and Monika Povilonyte in the breaststroke events...Erin McCleave recorded a school record in the 200 freestyle (1:49.41).
ACADEMICS: WSU finished first in the nation academically spring semester 2004 with a 3.66 grade point average...Cougars finished fourth in the fall of 2003 with a GPA of 3.489.
UP NEXT: The Cougars will travel to Federal Way, Wash., to compete in the Pacific-10 Championships beginning Feb. 23 at 11 a.m...the championships will continue Feb. 24-26 at 11 a.m./6 p.m...Pac-10 Invitational will be held Feb. 27 at 11 a.m.